The Nebraska Charity Horse Show returns to Hale Area at the
American Royal complex in Kansas City, June 1-3, with a new name – KC
Summer Kick-Off Horse Show — for the 2023 horse show season.
“We are pleased to welcome our exhibitors to the KC Summer Kick-Off Horse
Show at Hale Arena in Kansas City for 2023 — the first show of the season in
Kansas City. For those who have attended the Nebraska Charity Horse Show in
the past, this is the same fun show. The Nebraska Charity Horse moved to Hale
Arena in Kansas City in 2019 and now has a new name to reflect the home of
this horse show”, said Lisa Hillmer, Show Chairman.
The KC Summer Kick-Off Horse Show features a full slate of classes for
Saddlebreds, Morgans, Hackneys, Road Horses and Equitation riders. Clark
Clouse, of Woodford, KY will be the show judge and Annalisa Hall, of Kansas
City, MO will be the Academy judge.
The KC Summer Kick-Off Horse Show continues the tradition of benefiting a
non-profit charity. For 2023, Rural Minds has been selected, as the beneficiary
charity. Rural Minds is a national 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization
established in 2021 to address the stigma, silence and suffering caused by
mental illness and substance use disorder in rural America where over 60 million
people live. The mission of Rural Minds is to serve as the informed voice for
mental health in rural America, and to provide information and resources for
people living on farms and ranches, in small towns, in mining and fishing villages
and Indigenous communities who are disproportionately impacted by mental
illness and suicide. People living in rural areas have a 65% higher chance of
dying by suicide than urban dwellers. Additional information can be found
There will be plenty of hospitality and fun throughout the KC Summer Kick-Off
Horse Show, including coffee and donuts every morning, a Mexican Fiesta night, live auction, DJ Night on Thursday and Friday, Walk-and-Trot Horsemanship class, and more!
Several sponsorship opportunities remain available with the KC Summer Kick-
Off Horse Show including hospitality and class sponsorships. Contact Lisa
Hillmer, 816-352-8825 (phone or text) for more sponsorship information.
The KC Summer Kick-Off Horse Show prize list, entry form, full class schedule
and other information can be found on the KC Summer Kick-off website,
www.KCsummerkickoff.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-
date news and information about the show.
Hale Arena – the home of the world-famous American Royal — is a fully enclosed
and climate-controlled facility located in Kansas City with convenient access to
the interstate, hotels, great restaurants and shopping.
The KC Summer Kick-Off Horse Show is a Monarch, Iowa and Missouri
Associations affiliated show.
--via KC Summer Kick-Off Horse Show